We are lucky enough to have family holiday house down at Culburra Beach just 3 houses away from the beach.
This old 50's fibro has been in my family for 25 years now, and I have spent many a summer and winter down there, enjoying the beach and surrounding areas such as Berry, Gerroa and Gerringong.
Since I was young, I have loved nothing more than fossicking for natures treasures such as shells, rocks and driftwood. I used to, (and still do) this hunting with my mum, we actually enjoyed a lovely fossick down at the Crookhaven River yesterday looking for suitable piece of driftwood for our newly renovated upstairs bathroom at the beach house. Photos of what I plan to do with my driftwood will follow when I have completed my little project :) And now my daughter joins Nanny and I on our hunt for shells, but she is usually after ones with a hole through which she can thread a piece of ribbon so she can make herself and her friends a necklace. Too cute!
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some photos I took while on my little coastal break. Please be kind and excuse my lack of photographic skills, they were all taken on my iphone...just point and click. But I remember a little tip that the lovely Sarah from A Beach Cottage gave her readers on taking pics on your iphone....don't zoom in, as you tend to lose detail. Since that day forth, this has been the law for me when clicking away on my iphone. Thanks Sarah ;)
|the view from my deck chair|
|our feety-feet...note the lily white skin, obviously the start of our holiday ;)|
|looking back at the dunes|
|my beach babe|
|yes...yet again....Culburra Beach|
|making sandcastle with my baby girl makes me smile|
|beach babe kicking back on her deck chair..such a hard life ;)|
|a bit of coastal decorating. The print you see if by the lovely Emma of Chitter & Chatter|
|coastal christmas tree created by my mum.|
Branches courtesy of Culburra beach track, Vintage glass baubles from Culburra Vinnies
|a coastal decoration courtesy of Emma's (of Chitter and Chatter) mum and dad...also coastal dwellers|
|What a find! Mum and I had a mother/daughter day our in Berry and we came across this gorgeous shop...I may have even purchased myself a pair of earrings ;)|
|the facade of Roots & Wings Design of Berry. This was another great find on our little dally into Berry. The building was originally the blacksmiths shop. Very appealing to the metalsmith in me.|
|another pic of Root & Wings Design|
|Bales of hay make me smile, as does "the green" of the south coast|